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Aching heavy feeling behind ears, aching in face and temples. Sinus issues?

Aching heavy feeling behind ears, aching in face and temples. Sinus issues?

Facial pain: This could be a sinus issue, but could also be musculoskeletal issues/ headache issues. If it were a sinus issue, you should have related issues like nasal congestion, nasal discharge, post-nasal drip, sneezing, and possibly cough. If its musculoskeletal/headache, it will respond to heat, massage, anti-inflammatory medications typically. You may need to see MD for help. ...Read more

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Been getting a pain, more like an ache cause its not a sharp pain, about an inch down from my right temple, above ear. Comes and goes. What could it b

Been getting a pain, more like an ache cause its not a sharp pain, about an inch down from my right temple, above ear. Comes and goes. What could it b

TMJ: Your pain might be related to several different factors. Grinding or clenching your teeth, day or night , could cause muscle spasm. Avoiding chewing gum, using moist heat and otc pain meds can provide relief. It could also be caused by a problem in your neck. Posture issues such as working at a computer a lot can cause neck and shoulder muscle spasms causing trigger points. See a dentist or pt. ...Read more

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When chewing felt sharp pain above right ear shooting into temple, ear became full, now feels sore 2 hours later?

See your dentist: You may have a cavity irritating a dental root, this can cause the pain your describing. Take an NSAID in the meantime until you see them. ...Read more

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I've been having aching pain in temple, below temple like infront of my ear and side of head over ear. What would be the causes of this?

I've been having aching pain in temple, below temple like infront of my ear and side of head over ear. What would be the causes of this?

3 possibilities: Temporal arteritis (an inflammation of the superior temporal artery located in front of the ear); temporo-mandibular disease (arthritis of the jaw joint or masticatory muscle spasm) ; and migraine headaches are three possibilities. As always you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you determine the diff b/t an ear ache and tmj? I have every so often an annoying achy pain like b/t my temples and ear. Sometimes keeps me up.

How do you determine the diff b/t an ear ache and tmj? I have every so often an annoying achy pain like b/t my temples and ear. Sometimes keeps me up.

TMJ\earache: Internet services and searches such as this one are not intended for individuals to reach their own diagnosis. See a physician to rule out ear infection or other problems and a dentist familiar with TMD\TMJ diagnosis and treatment to rule out that complex issue. ...Read more

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Right side of head, ear, neck, and shoulder feel like its burning. Sometimes right temple aches and then goes away.

Right side of head, ear, neck, and shoulder feel like its burning. Sometimes right temple aches and then goes away.

Neuralgia: This sounds like a nerve irriation and sometimes is a sign of impending shingles or facial neuritis, in either case it should be evalated and treated by your physician asap. ...Read more

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I have been having jaw pains, ear ache, and pains by my temple and ear on the left side for about a week now, what could that be cause from.

I have been having jaw pains, ear ache, and pains by my temple and ear on the left side for about a week now, what could that be cause from.

Sounds like TMJ: Sounds like inflammation at the left TMJ jaw joint although it could still be ear, tooth, skin, sinus, or gland infections as well. A thorough exam by your doctor will help narrow it down. ...Read more

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Sore head down bottom left. Piercing headaches, in temples ringing in right ear?

Sore head down bottom left. Piercing headaches, in temples ringing in right ear?

Piercing headaches: DO SEE YOUR GENERAL DOCTOR. HE OR SHE MAY RECOMMEND A NEUROLOGIST IF NOT BETTER. COULD BE MIGRAINE. ...Read more